Education Brochure?


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    F NanaR posted Thu, 07 Dec 2006 14:43:00 GMT(12/7/2006)

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    Hello all,

    I finally downloaded the 2005 WT CD (thanks to link posted by Vanilla Mocha on another thread) from . For a while now, I have been wanting to find a copy of a publication that was issued in the early 1990s regarding education.

    This publication (a brochure, I think) had the same title as a 1992 Watchtower article that I found on the cd-rom - Education and Jehovah's Witnesses. However, my memory is that the brochure was more direct in actually encouraging Witnesses to prepare themselves educationally for gainful employment (while I am sure it still had the required admonition to full-time service and supporting oneself in that endeavor).

    "Party line" was that pioneers needed to be able to earn a "living wage". "Scuttle butt" was that the Society needed computer and tech-competent Bethelites and had very few because, of course, postsecondary education had been virtually forbidden (in reality -- whether in print or not I'm not certain) up until that time.

    What I remember very clearly was that I became exceedingly angry when this brochure came out, for the following reasons:

    1) I was very resentful that my young opportunity to attend college had been nixed due to the WTS policy at that time (1970).

    2) I was upset that my children now had permission to attend college, but no means to do so BECAUSE WE HAD NOT PREPARED FOR THIS due to the WTS policy up to that time.

    Anyway, if anyone has a copy of the brochure I am mentioning (which DOES NOT appear on the CD-ROM although the Watchtower article of the same name does), could you let me know? If there is any way I could purchase a copy or a scanned copy, I would really like to have this on file.

    BTW, my husband started college in 1995 and I started in 1996. We both got 2 year college degrees; I am still working on my bachelor's degree but being over 50 and working full-time makes it slow going.

    Thanks in advance!

    Ruth aka NanaR

    Atlantis posted Thu, 07 Dec 2006 17:51:00 GMT(12/7/2006)

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    Jehovah's Witnesses And Education download. Click on the link below and when the next page appears scroll to the bottom and wait for a [ yellow and orange button ] to appear and click on that download button. 8.75MB Cheers! Atlantis-

    M Justahuman24 posted Thu, 07 Dec 2006 18:59:00 GMT(12/7/2006)

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    Hi NanaR!

    I also would like to download the WT CD 2005. What's the link? I tried downloading it from a link that someone else posted but it didn't work.

    I'd be greatful if you posted the link where you downloaded the CD2005 from.


    Atlantis posted Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:44:00 GMT(12/7/2006)

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    I tested this download link a few minutes ago and it worked for me!

    Go here and scroll down and click the DOWNLOAD link under the Watchtower Library picture.

    Cheers! Atlantis-

    Atlantis posted Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:48:00 GMT(12/7/2006)

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    Second try!

    Same instructions as above.

    Cheers! Atlantis-

    Atlantis posted Thu, 07 Dec 2006 20:59:00 GMT(12/7/2006)

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    Sorry, that link will not cut and paste for me. Perhaps someone else can provide a link for you.

    Thanks! Atlantis!

    F NanaR posted Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:06:00 GMT(12/8/2006)

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    Thank you very much for the link. This was not, however, the document I was looking for.

    A search on the WT cd for the term "postsecondary education" brings up only one "hit" -- a Watchtower article from November of 1992. This article appears to contain the information that I remember from the brochure (or tract, or whatever) published earlier that year.

    All references to education beyond high school since then refer to "supplementary education". By 1994, this education was being "downplayed" (there was an Awake article in 1994 entitled "Put Education in its Place". The brochure you provided likewise "downplays" the need for supplementary education.

    The current view is pretty much the same as the viewpoint when I was young -- Jehovah's day is NEAR -- no time to pursue worldly education.

    And the newest book chides individuals who may feel that they "missed out" by not pursuing higher education that they should not set "materialistic" goals for their children.

    I also noticed that the CD does not have the 1995 version of the brochure either, just a 2002 version. I didn't bother to look at that one.

    Revisionist history -- the JWs have gotten SO skillful at it. They can manage to convince people that they don't remember what they really do remember, just by changing what they say about it.

    Love this board!


    F NanaR posted Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:15:00 GMT(12/8/2006)

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    Hi JustaHuman,

    I downloaded it from: .

    The file is in ISO format -- you have to have a program like the one the Crucial Criteria web site links to in order to extract it. I used a different program for extraction (free trial version available by download) -- .

    What I would recommend is to download the Magic ISO program first, then make a folder on your hard drive for the ISO file extraction (read on). Then download the ISO file and save it on your desktop. (It is a very large file, make sure you have enough space on your hard drive). When it is done saving, and you choose open, it should open in Magic ISO if you have downloaded that first (choose "try it" to open Magic ISO). Look on the right side of the window that Magic ISO opens. Using your mouse, highlight all the files in the box on the right side of the window. Right click on the highlighted files and choose "extract". Then brouse to the folder you created (above) for the file extraction and choose okay.

    After the files are extracted, run the setup file and choose a "hard drive" installation.

    That should do it. If you need extra help, pm me.


    M drew sagan posted Fri, 08 Dec 2006 19:32:00 GMT(12/8/2006)

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    Did anybody notice the pyramid on the back of the brochure???

    F NanaR posted Fri, 08 Dec 2006 20:30:00 GMT(12/8/2006)

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    I don't know why the entire link won't go up, but I'll try again:

    Maybe that did it...


    F NanaR posted Fri, 08 Dec 2006 20:34:00 GMT(12/8/2006)

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    I'll get the hang of this format if it kills me.....


    Atlantis posted Sat, 09 Dec 2006 02:14:00 GMT(12/9/2006)

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    This might help Nana!


    Education With A Purpose-PDF Click the link below and when the next page appears scroll down to the bottom and wait for a [ yellow and orange button ] then click that download button. Cheers! Atlantis-

    Atlantis posted Sat, 09 Dec 2006 02:42:00 GMT(12/9/2006)

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    Here is another one Nana published in 1983. (Same download instructions as above)

    School And Jehovah's Witnesses! A little ink got spilled on the front cover of this brochure but it does not harm the text. Cheers! Atlantis-

    M Justahuman24 posted Sun, 10 Dec 2006 05:14:00 GMT(12/10/2006)

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    Thank you guys! It worked. I now have the Watchtower CD-ROM 2005! You guys rock!!!


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